A CARE home in Sawley is now meeting all the essential standards of care, according to a national watchdog.

As reported earlier this month, Riverside Care Centre was said to be lacking carers during some shifts, following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission.

This meant staff were not always able to properly deal with ‘aggressive incidents’ involving some residents.

But the regulator said this week: “The provider sent us an action plan advising how they would ensure staffing levels were appropriate to meet people’s needs.

“As part of this inspection we decided not to visit the home but asked the provider to send us copies of the previous four weeks’ rotas. The records confirmed staffing levels had been increased and had been consistently maintained. We also spoke with a member of staff who confirmed this.

“The registered manager told us staffing levels were now kept under daily review by the regional manager and that agency staff had been used for emergency cover.”